TrackPoint driver

TrackPoint driver 1.0.0

Introduction

This is an alternative ThinkPad TrackPoint driver for Windows offering a reliable TrackPoint scrolling experience.




Hardware

While designed to work for Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint this driver could potentially work for other TrackPoint hardware or even any mouse or pointer device with a middle button.
 Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint

Feature

TrackPoint scrolling: hold down the middle button to scroll vertically or horizontally using your TrackPoint.

Usage

You can still adjust TrackPoint stick sensitivity as usual from Windows Mouse Properties. Hold down the middle button and use your TrackPoint for mouse wheel emulation. It works both vertically and horizontally.

Download

Locate the download button toward the top right of this page or click here.

Installation

Install official driver

First install the official driver from Lenovo. You will still need it to be able to adjust sensitivy and other parameters from Windows Mouse Properties settings.

Enable unsigned drivers

Make sure you enable the installation of unsigned drivers on you computer. This is best done by running the following command as administrator: bcdedit /set testsigning on. If this is denied because of UEFI Secure Boot and you can’t deactivate it then you won't be able to install that driver until a signed version is available. Sponsoring this project would help pay for signing the driver.

Driver installation

  • Download and unzip our driver.
  • Go to Windows Device Manager.
  • Locate your TrackPoint device below "Mice and other pointing devices".
  • Right click your TrackPoint device and select "Update driver".
  • Click "Browse my computer for drivers".
  • Click "Let me pick a list off available drivers on my computer".
  • Click "Have Disk…" button.
  • "Browse" to this driver location on your computer and select the INF file.
  • Select the driver and click "Next".
  • Validate various Windows warning messages if needed until installation succeeds.
  • Enjoy worry-free TrackPoint scrolling.
Update driver from Device Manager
Select our driver
Validate warning messages

Story

I've been using a couple of Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint for over a decade and they are still going strong. The newest ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II, while pleasant to type on, has a rather unimpressive layout by comparison. I ruled out upgrading for the time being. One unique feature I use most on the TrackPoint is scrolling while holding down the middle button. However with Lenovo official driver, TrackPoint scrolling is rather unreliable. On some application it just won't work. On others like Visual Studio it will work for a while until it won't. This driver primary goal is therefore to get the scrolling working everywhere, reliably, exactly like your standard mouse wheel.

More

You want to do more with your keyboard? Things like being able to change your monitor brightness using Fn+Begin and Fn+End. Take a look at CIC.

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